Ryan Braun is headed to the DL with a fractured foot
Ryan Braun will miss the remainder of the regular season and will miss at least the first three games of the playoffs with a strained right ankle.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ right-hander is the only pitcher on the active roster who suffered a fractured right ankle last season, and he said Tuesday that it was the first time he had a fracture of the foot.
Braun, who has a history of back issues, was hurt during spring training and spent two weeks on the disabled list before he returned.
The injury has hampered Braun in the past, and Braun has thrown just one complete game in his career.
He was hit by a pitch at home plate during the regular-season finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and didn’t throw a pitch during the Brewers’ series finale against Toronto on Monday.
The Brewers had to work out Braun’s shoulder and make sure he was healthy for the postseason, which they lost to the Cincinnati Reds in five games.
Braun is slated to start Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He is batting .238 with one homer and seven RBIs in 15 games this season.
Braun will be eligible to return to action Monday against the Colorado Rockies.